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Posted on 10/09/2009 12:26:59 PM PDT by Selkirk
George Marshall authored what became known as the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan was premised on the notion that global peace would be achieved through multinational investment in the rebuilding of Europe following World War II, led by the United States. He envisioned his plan shortly after the war was ended, and he began overseeing its implementation in 1948. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in 1953.
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Ronald Reagan and Maggie Thatcher freed several hundred million people from Soviet communism and the most murderous government/political tyrants in history. Of course, being patriots, conservatives and good, God fearing human beings they were immediately disqualified from consideration by the Nobel Committee.
While we can argue about who deserves what more, I also do commend the recently deceased Norman Borlaug (1970) as well. His work in the "Green Revolution" may have saved more lives from starvation than anyone in history!
Interesting note that Obama, the 21st American Peace Laureate, in addition to being the 3rd US President to receive this award is also the 3rd Afro-American as well following Dr. Ralph Bunche (1950) and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1964)!
I am duplicating this post in several serious threads so that we can know that this was the vote of just FIVE Norwegian Politicians!!!
Just for everybody's info, these are the 5 Nobel Peace Prize Electors as appointed by Norway's Parliament (Storting):
1) Thorbjørn Jagland (chair, born 1950), member of Parliament, President of the Storting and former cabinet minister for the Labour Party. Member and chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2009.
2) Kaci Kullmann Five (deputy chair, born 1951), former member of Parliament and cabinet minister for the Conservative Party. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2003, deputy chair since 2009.
3) Sissel Rønbeck (born 1950), deputy director, Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Riksantikvaren), former member of parliament and cabinet minister for the Labour Party. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1994.
4) Inger-Marie Ytterhorn (born 1941), former member of Parliament for the Progress Party. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2000.
5) Ågot Valle (born 1945), member of parliament for the Socialist Left Party. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 2009.
By political affiliations it would appear to be one puntative conservative and 4 on the left ranging to wild left.
Numbers 3 & 4 were on this committee when James Earl Carter won in 2002 and #2 joined in time to vote on Albert Arnold Gore Junior in 2007. Note that being on the committee does not mean that any given member voted for any given candidate [smile]!
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